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Adverty and InMobi Introduce In-Game Ads for Global Brands and Agencies

Adverty, InMobi | April 28, 2021

Adverty AB, the world's leading in-game platform for advertisers, agencies, and game developers, and InMobi, the world's leading independent marketing cloud, announced today the official launch of in-game ads on InMobi Exchange. Using Adverty's multi-patented in-game ad technology, brands and agencies around the world will be able to target premium mobile users with advertisements that blend into the game environment, such as electronic advertisement boards in an e-sports arena or the increasingly common casual and hypercasual gaming space.''

"This news shows that the most exciting, largely unexplored media frontier is still very much open for business. Furthermore, both branding and performance advertisement options are available, allowing advertisers to target previously unreachable audiences at scale and turbocharge their marketing campaigns in new ways.  With this collaboration, the path is clear for future innovation " says Tobias Knutsson, CEO of Adverty.

Kunal Nagpal, SVP and GM, Publisher Platforms and Exchange at InMobi, said: "One of these new frontiers is in-game ads, which allows advertisers to interact with their customers in a highly intuitive manner. InMobi's technology and unparalleled mobile in-app expertise allow global advertisers to reach a highly engaged and diverse mobile gaming audience in an increasingly relevant medium."

Indeed, in recent years, gaming has emerged as an incredibly appealing media channel for advertisers, with prospects for brands to deliver high-impact creatives to a highly engaged global audience of over 3 billion gamers. In terms of both users and time spent, mobile gaming experienced exponential growth in 2020.

Through its revolutionary technology designed specifically for gaming, Adverty provides unobtrusive advertisement that links brands and audiences, while buy-side clients can now access new formats in mobile games at scale more conveniently than ever before.

Adverty introduced a world-first In-MenuTM format earlier this year to complement its In-PlayTM offerings, in response to high demand for its seamless and non-interruptive in-game inventory. This enables contextually appropriate IAB display banner advertising to be displayed in-game and complements a highly advanced product suite that also allows brands to take over billboards and other virtual outdoor locations within games.

About Adverty
Adverty, the leading in-game platform, uses innovative display advertisement technology designed specifically for games to deliver seamless advertising that connects brands and people. The platform provides true in-game ad inventory at scale and enables content creators to commercialize the whole experience through unobtrusive, easy-to-integrate, interactive advertising. Adverty, which was established in 2016, has offices in Stockholm, London, New York, Madrid, Helsinki, St Petersburg, and Lviv collaborates with advertisers, agencies, and developers to unlock audiences and gaming revenue streams.

About InMobi
InMobi creates genuine connections between brands and consumers by leveraging its technology platforms and unparalleled access to mobile intelligence. Its Marketing Cloud opens up new avenues for brands to understand, identify, engage, and acquire connected consumers. InMobi, a leading technology firm, has been named to the 2018 and 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 lists, as well as one of Fast Company's 2018 World's Most Innovative Companies.

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The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a leading global network with 80 grassroots chapters and affiliates connecting more than 100,000 professionals in STEM with members, allies and supporters worldwide. Founded in 1971, AWIS is the leading organization dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS.

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Scripps and Amazon Advertising Team-Up to Deliver Amazon's Premium OTT Services to Local Businesses

Scripps, Amazon Advertising | May 19, 2021

The E.W. Scripps Company is partnering with Amazon Advertising to bring its OTT advertising services to local businesses, extending its supremacy in the over-the-top (OTT) space ever further. Scripps' Octane OTT sales team and Amazon Advertising will collaborate to sell Amazon OTT inventory to local companies through IMDb TV, Twitch, top-tier network and broadcaster applications, and Amazon's News apps as part of this new program. Amazon OTT and Twitch had a combined monthly viewership of 120 million viewers in the United States. Octane OTT, a forum for local advertisers to reach cord-cutting audiences through a range of premium OTT video brands and services, was introduced by Scripps in 2019. Missy Evenson, vice president of sales for Scripps' Local Media, said, "Scripps' collaboration with Amazon Advertising reinforces our commitment to helping local advertisers target hard-to-reach customers and expand the appeal of their media investment." "As advertisers search for new opportunities to target cord-cutters and cord-nevers, incremental reach becomes more important than ever. This effort is in line with our dedication to provide our customers with the highest quality brand-safe inventory while also assisting them in engaging these important audiences." Following the recent launch of Octane Verify, an integrated linear and OTT attribution solution that tests the efficacy of Scripps Octane OTT and linear TV campaigns, Scripps has launched a new sales initiative with Amazon Advertising to represent local buyers in the OTT advertisement space. In every market in the United States, Octane Verify collects data on internet traffic, incremental reach, as well as the most profitable dayparts. Freewheel, Strata, and Mediaocean Prisma are among Scripps Octane OTT's new collaborations to streamline buying integration and campaign performance. About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company dedicated to making the world a better place. Scripps owns 61 stations in 41 markets as the country's fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, providing communities with quality, objective local journalism. The Scripps Networks' national news outlets Court TV and Newsy, as well as famous entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff, and Court TV Mystery, reach nearly every American. Scripps is the country's largest broadcast spectrum owner. Scripps is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and maintains an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C. Scripps was established in 1878, and its motto has remained the same for decades: "Give light, and the people will find their way."

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NexTech AR Goes Live with Enhanced 3D Google Ad Functionality With Launch of Web XR

NexTech AR Solutions Corp | August 18, 2021

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Taboola and DoubleVerify Partner on Brand Safety and Suitability Targeting Controls

Taboola, DoubleVerify | August 27, 2021

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